DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, (Conn.) addresses the delegations at the Democratic National Convention at the Fleet Center in Boston on July 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)
Sequester cuts slashed Head Start programs for low-income children but 2,800 Head Start leaders still could attend a conference in Maryland, officials said.
Speculation in commodities markets is in part to blame for the steady rise in U.S. gasoline prices, a petroleum trade group official said.
U.S. House members introduced a measure that would help curb the impact of market speculators in the energy sector amid high U.S. gasoline prices.
President Barack Obama won in Connecticut while Democratic Rep. Christopher Murphy trounced wrestling magnate Republican Linda McMahon to win a Senate seat.
The White House has denied news reports that President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to release oil from strategic petroleum reserves to ease gasoline prices.
A leading U.S. House Democrat is citing a recent deadly Salmonella outbreak to slam Republicans for their slashing of food-safety funding.
A U.S. House Democratic leader Friday indicated amendments to the healthcare reform bill likely won't be allowed.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress would require fast-food and other chain restaurants to post calories and nutrition information on menus.
The U.S. federal safety watchdog, bruised over recalls, tainted imports and food-poisoning episodes, may have to wait for reform, congressional leaders say.
U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., said he wants to explore with former Iraqi officials options regarding the security deal between Iraq and the United States.
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